Welcome to The Marble Palace Blog. I am Tony Mauro, and have covered the Supreme Court since 1979, and for ALM since 2000. I retired in 2019, but in September 2021, I launched the blog focusing on the court’s history and mysteries, its quirks and its clerks, among other topics. I welcome tips and comments at [email protected].

Supreme Court justices are not known to be EGOTs (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners). And only a few plays have ever highlighted black-robed justices, and even fewer feature justices twice. But Oliver Wendell Holmes will soon have his second on Oct. 30 at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.